VOL. 130 | NO. 18 | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Shelby County homebuilding activity slowed in 2014 as builders filed fewer permits and sold fewer homes than in 2013.
A better start for children means a better journey toward adulthood
It would be true if you were talking about stock in Apple Inc., Google Inc. or Netflix Inc. And it is true when talking about children.
Shelby County recorded a 12.5 percent drop in new home permits during the fourth quarter, compared to the same three-month period in 2013.
New home construction in Shelby County, as tracked by permits, was flat in December when compared to December 2013, but new home sales increased.
When the board of the Economic Development Growth Engine approved a $9.5 million, 11-year tax abatement incentive last week for the new Ikea furniture store planned for Cordova, the decision set in motion the next wave in an already robust political discussion about such incentives.
Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, Jan. 26, a new five-year lease between Center Point Terminal Co. LLC and the Memphis and Shelby County Port Commission for a dock, wharf and other facilities on Presidents Island in the barge business.
Randy Odom has been named president and chief executive officer of Memphis Athletic Ministries. Odom joined MAM in 2006 as a neighborhood center director and became chief operating officer in 2012. In his new role, he oversees all operations and programming for 10 neighborhood youth centers that serve more than 900 underserved youth after school each day.
Regardless of what happens on the field, history will be made at this year’s Super Bowl of advertising – starting with a record price tag of $4.5 million for a 30-second spot, a significant spike from the $4 million advertisers forked over last year.
The stock market overreached in 2013, expecting big things from 2014. Earnings estimates for 2014 were for growth of 10 percent-plU.S. . High expectations boosted valuations above long-term averages.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – U.S. Housing and Urban Development officials say more than $21 million in grants will support 162 local homeless housing and service programs in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee would be able to cancel Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 200,000 low-income people if costs exceed expectations, Attorney General Herbert Slatery said in a legal opinion released Tuesday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A little-known Tennessee law banning bars and stores from including beer brands or sales on outside signs could be unconstitutional.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Google said Tuesday it has selected four metro areas in the Southeast to receive its fiber optic service that can deliver Internet speeds at more than 50 times the national broadband average.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A jury in Santa Fe has awarded an El Paso, Texas family $165 million in a wrongful death lawsuit against FedEx.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Some 9.5 million people have already signed up for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, and the administration is on track to surpass its nationwide enrollment target set last year.